The Top 7 Reasons Why People Start Vaping

September 21, 2018

an image of a vaping mod surrounded in smoke

The vaping industry is on a fast-track to success across the globe. Experts forecast that the international e-cigarette market will grow to an astounding $61 billion USD by 2025. A desire to break a nicotine addiction, curiosity, and a longing to be part of a unique community are all examples of factors that contribute to the rapid growth of the vaping industry. Below is a look at the top reasons why people begin vaping.  

1) They are determined to break their nicotine addiction

Contrary to some of the myths that exist, vaping can be highly effective in helping people curb their addiction to tobacco cigarettes. Vaping accomplishes this in a number of ways. First, vaping offers people a convenient means of gradually tapering their use of nicotine. For instance, they can start vaping with an e-liquid with a moderate nicotine content and taper their nicotine use by gradually choosing e-liquids with lower nicotine content.

Second, they can choose from some of the best e-liquid flavors on the market to satisfy a wide variety of tastes. Once an e-cigarette user has successfully tapered the amount of nicotine in their e-liquid, they can graduate to premium unflavored e-liquid. Or, they can enjoy some of the many nicotine-free flavors on the market. There are even nicotine-free e-liquids that are tobacco and menthol-flavored!

2) They vape to alleviate anxiety

"Due to the relaxing nature of the device as mentioned above vaping has been known to help people fighting with Mental Health Conditions such as Anxiety, Depression, and PTSD. Sometimes, for a person with these conditions, knowing that you have that tool to calm yourself down or take your mind of things can help with living alongside the condition."

- Vaping Daily

Anxiety disorders are among the most prevalent mental health conditions that exist across the globe. Many people who vape report that the vaping process helps them combat symptoms of anxiety. For some people, the vaping process itself offers a welcome distraction from the anxiety they are feeling, while others feel calmer knowing that they are satisfying a craving for a pure VG liquid.

3) They want to be part of a community

The desire to be a part of a group with a shared interest can be a strong motivator. The vaping industry is no stranger to this human phenomenon, with people joining vaping communities in droves. New vaping communities are being established across the globe, with some containing thousands of subscribers.

Online vaping communities provide members with a convenient forum through which they can exchange ideas, discuss the best e-liquid flavors, or share the latest popular dessert flavors. Here are just a few of the vaping communities with the highest number of subscribers:

  • Vapers Forum
  • Planet of the Vapes
  • E-Cigarette Forum
  • Vaping Underground
  • E-Smokers Forum
  • International Vapors Club
  • Vaporama

4) They seek a non-tobacco aid for their nicotine withdrawal symptoms

"Because nicotine's effects are so short-lived, it drives you to want more of it as soon as possible. The best vapes can ease your withdrawal symptoms by delivering a hit of nicotine through a method that is not a cigarette or a recognized form of nicotine replacement therapy."

- Vaping Daily

People who are trying to break their addiction to nicotine and tobacco cigarettes often experience unpleasant withdrawal symptoms that arise when they stop or taper their smoking. These withdrawal symptoms may include intense cravings, headache, depressed mood, and irritability. A VG e-liquid with a small amount of nicotine can help ease withdrawal symptoms without involving the use of tobacco cigarettes.

5) They see positive effects in their family and friends

When people see a loved one finally be able to overcome their addiction to tobacco cigarettes, they are often impressed and eager to try the same strategies that helped their family and friends. With vaping helping people across the globe taper their addiction to tobacco cigarettes, more people are turning to vaping every day. They also hear how much their friends and family enjoy the variety of flavors available, and are eager to try some of the many calorie-free flavor options on the market.

6) They are fierce competitors

"A lot of people come together to test their skill in vaping, showing off their ability to create the biggest clouds and best smoke tricks...Competitive vaping isn't just a hobby, it is viewed as a sport, and many enthusiasts look at it as a way of life."

- Vaping Daily

A growing number of people are fascinated with the competitive aspects of vaping and are eager to try their hand at smoke tricks and cloud production. Vaping contests began to gain in popularity around 2012 and fall into two general categories: clouds and tricks.

Competitions frequently involve a head-to-head matchup of two people who stand back to back and use their vaping devices to try to blow the cleanest and longest plume of a foggy cloud. Clouds are typically judged on their length and density, with the winner moving on to the next round.

7) They just love the dessert flavors

Velvet Cloud's Nutty Cookie dessert-flavored e-liquid

Vaping is helping a growing number of people satisfy their craving for sweets. Vaping is especially attractive to people who love sweets but who cannot afford to consume hundreds of calories eating a candy bar or piece of pie. The best VG e-liquid companies introduce new dessert flavors on a regular basis. Many of these flavors have zero calories and are free of sugar, gluten, dairy products, and preservatives. Whether you are looking for a sweet fruity flavor or a rich chocolatey taste, you have thousands of flavor options.

Learn more about vaping from an industry expert

To learn more about the many reasons why people begin vaping, we invite you to reach out to us at Velvet Cloud. In addition to being a leading expert in the vaping industry, we are a trusted provider of premium vapor juice. Whether you would like to buy high VG e-liquid or simply find out more about high VG juice, we are here to help you. We look forward to hearing from you!

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